COVID–19 and International Exchange
As a result of the pandemic and the uncertain times we are facing, we urge you to take precautions when planning for exchange. We hope that we will be able to welcome you for the spring semester 2021, however changes or cancellations may occur.
How to Apply for Exchange at OsloMet
To qualify for exchange at OsloMet, you have to be a student at one of our partner institutions, through Erasmus+, Nordplus or another agreement.
Contact your home institution for information about their application procedures and follow these. Read through all the information on this page before you start filling in the application form (below).
If you want to take a full master's degree at OsloMet, check out how to apply for our international master's degrees.
If you already live in Norway, you are not qualified for exchange at OsloMet. However, if you wish to apply for courses ("enkeltemner"), not study programmes, contact the department where you want to take courses directly.
Please note – due to the coronavirus situation, the format of a course may change, i.e. from physical classes to online classes.
International exchange students must send in the application by
- 1 October for the spring semester
- 15 April for the autumn semester
Exchange spring 2021
The application form is now open. However, due to the uncertain situation caused by covid-19, changes concerning exchange in the spring semester 2021 may occur.
Please read all the admission and documentation requirements carefully before you submit your application. You might find additional admission requirements on the description page of each of the courses you are selecting.
You have to
- be a student at one of our partner institutions, through Erasmus+, Nordplus or another agreement
- meet the requirements for English proficiency
- upload all the required documents for admission (listed below) as a part of your application
You are only qualified if you meet the admission requirements. If you are not qualified your application will be rejected.
Scan or take high quality pictures of all your documents. We do not accept .zip files. Each file cannot exceed 30 MB.
These are the required documents you upload when you apply for exchange:
- transcript of records in English
- copy of your passport (all nations) or your national ID card (EU/EEA/Swiss students) – only the section with your picture and your personal information is required
- learning agreement from your home institution (Erasmus+ students)
- learning agreement outside of Europe (non-Erasmus+ students) (hioa.no)
- proof of your English proficiency (non-Erasmus+ students)
Due to the Corona situation we understand that some applicants may have difficulties getting all the documentation ready before the deadline. Please contact us if you need more time.
Additional Documentation for the Faculty of Health Sciences
Additional Documentation for the Faculty of Education and International Studies
The course Multicultural Identity in a Global World requires a police clearance certificate stating that the you have no criminal records and can work with minors in a school setting (to be produced upon arrival).
Additional Documentation for the Faculty of Technology, Art and Design
European Project Semester (EPS)
EPS requires a motivation letter describing your academic interests and ambitions.
The Department of Art, Design and Drama
Courses at this department require your CV and portfolio/examples of work (5-10 A4 sized pictures/photographs).
The Department of Product Design
Courses at this department require
- a motivation letter
- your CV
How to Apply
You will be asked to confirm that you will apply for housing (student.oslomet.no) right away. Please note that OsloMet cannot offer a housing guarantee at the moment, but still urge you to apply for housing within the deadline in case student housing becomes available.
Please note that you might need to stay in quarantine on arrival in Norway. You need to organise a suitable place to stay during your quarantine. OsloMet does not cover any expenses relating to this stay and at the moment you may not stay in quarantine at the student residents. Please make sure that you travel to Norway in time to complete your quarantine before the semester starts.
You apply by filling in the application form. Once you hit the send button, you cannot edit your application.
Questions about Your Application?
Contact us by e-mail if you have any questions.
Enrich your education and get a taste of life in a cosmopolitan Scandinavian capital city surrounded by beautiful nature. Spending a semester or a year on exchange at OsloMet will give you memories for life.